The UK’s ‘hostile environment’: New Year to bring the first round of quarterly immigration checks on UK bank account holders >
New legislation came into force on 30 October 2017 which requires certain financial institutions in the UK to carry out quarterly checks on individuals who hold specified accounts to confirm that they have UK immigration permission. The first round of these quarterly checks must take place by 31 March 2018.
Gillian Roche-Saunders, Head of BWB Compliance, has been named in this year’s Women in Fintech Power List.
In this week's Briefing: A charity worker has been prosecuted for making his own copies of sensitive data. Innovate UK has announced an extra £30 million of funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), which connect UK businesses with an academic or research organisation and qualified graduate to work on innovation projects.
The Home Office has announced today that it has doubled the number of visas available to individuals who are leaders or show exceptional promise in the fields of technology, science, arts and the creative industries.
BWB’s Managing Partner Martin Bunch has participated in a live Facebook discussion hosted by UnLtd, a charity which describes itself as “the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK”.
Rosamund McCarthy has been featured in the November issue of Governance & Leadership (formerly Governance magazine).
Last year, the London Central Employment Tribunal held that the Claimants, London-based Uber drivers, were “workers” and that accordingly they should be entitled to basic protections such as national minimum wage and holiday pay. Uber’s appeal against this decision was heard at the end of September 2017. Today, Her Honour Judge Eady QC, who heard the appeal, handed down her Judgment upholding the Employment Tribunal’s judgment and dismissing Uber’s appeal.
In this week's Briefing: Helen Stephenson, the new CEO of the Commission, has announced that the Commission is working on proposals for a system under which larger charities will make a “modest contribution” to the cost of parts of their regulation. The Association of Chairs has published guidance on “Making board committees work” and “Making investment committees work”. The Institute of Fundraising has published its draft response to the Fundraising Regulator’s Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice on Data Protection. The government has launched a consultation on significant amendments to its “Working together to safeguard children” guidance. The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched a dedicated advice line to help small organisations preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation.
Leticia Jennings, a partner in BWB’s Dispute Resolution team, has been quoted in the Law Society Gazette’s latest coverage of the Law Commission consultation on wills.
We’re delighted to confirm that the FCA has further changed its position on telephone taping, and it’s good news for the venture capital industry.
BWB Compliance has appointed Mark Wolff to its team of regulatory consultants. In his new role, Mark will assist clients on matters relating to investment management and corporate finance from the team’s London offices.
BWB's Emma Knuckey reports on recent developments at the Charity Commission.
BWB hosts and chairs Institute of Legacy Management’s roundtable discussion on Law Commission consultation on wills >
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) was pleased to host and chair the Institute of Legacy Management’s (ILM) roundtable discussion focusing on the Law Commission’s consultation on wills.
In this weeks Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator's Board have agreed changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice relating to static collections; the Court of Appeal has held that the segregation of male and female pupils in an Islamic voluntary-aided school was directly discriminatory; the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has published new guidance to help charities and other non-governmental